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Colorful Spring Branch Craft

The girls have been busy crafting up lots of Spring decorations for our home! This Spring branch craft is so bright and cheerful — I cannot wait to put it up on display in our foyer to welcome guests!! I drew some branches on a sheet of paper with a brown marker, then showed Clara […]

These Crafts are for the Birds!

We are excited to be welcoming back the birds, and what better way to celebrate than with some fun crafts?? Here are a few of our favorites! Both Clara and Emily have gotten lots of use from these Field Guides for Tots. We found you can make Bird Feeders from just about any Recyclable! We […]

Money Saving Tips for Teachers

I was invited to give a hands-on workshop for teachers at the Educator’s Networking Conference held at Cedar Crest College last weekend, and we had LOTS of fun!! The topic was Creative Money Saving Tips for the Classroom, and we were busy, busy, busy with all sorts of super-frugal classroom activities! I felt so lucky […]

Friendship Necklace Kits

These friendship necklace kits make fun (and frugal) party favors that the kids can make with very little grown-up help! I’ve included a printable template for the bag toppers sized for standard zip lock sandwich bags as a nice finishing touch, which has space on the back for “To:” and “From”. Emily really enjoyed this […]

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #9

We’re counting down the top 10 posts of 2010! Doll houses of all shapes and sizes were very popular in our household. Here’s a look at some of the ones we’ve made this year, most were made from recyclables. Coming in at number 9….. doll house posts!! Psst! They’re not just for girls!! With the […]

Dove Garland

Emily and I made a pretty dove garland, and it was made using our new favorite art supply — coffee filters! These were so much fun to make!! If you have some coffee filters on hand, you can download our template, and print it out on card stock, to make a dove garland of your own! […]

Allowance Manager

Mark and I have discussed starting an allowance for Emily, and we’re still in the process of experimenting with exactly what process will work best for us. However, there is a great new site that helps manage your child(ren)’s allowance — allowancemanager.com which I was recently asked to review. Giving Emily an allowance would help […]

This Week in Bento – Save on Organics

It’s time for another fun bento post — this time with tips to help save money on organics! Here are some of the tasty lunches Emily enjoyed this week. Clockwise from Top Left: ranch dressing, air-popped popcorn, turkey pinwheels made with spinach tortilla, organic pretzels (had several coupons, so I stocked up – yay!), organic […]

Modern Wall Art

This modern wall art project was lots of fun — and very frugal to make! Added bonus — no mess! Start with a few colored masking tape…. …and invite your child to stick pieces of masking tape on brightly colored paper. For Clara, this was a fun way to work on identifying colors! Emily loves […]

Welcome 10 Show Viewers

Emily and I were very excited to do another segment for NBC’s 10 Show about green activities for kids. Here are links to the activities we mentioned on today’s show: Nature Packs Inexpensive Field Guides for Tots Pantry Art Sunflower Potato Prints Pasta Necklaces Free Printable Garden Journal Pages Starting a Garden Journal with Kids […]

Like coupons for organics? Try Mambo Sprouts!

I love finding coupons for organic items, and if you have not already signed up for Mambo Sprouts, you might want to give it a try. Click here to sign up for their FREE newsletter which includes up to $35 in savings for healthy food items (usually organic milk, bread, eggs, butter, etc.)  Most coupons […]

The Frugal Princess

I found these templates for princess gear from HP and they are FREE! We printed this beautiful wand and this personalized tiara and put them together in minutes. They do not even use a lot of printer ink! Tip — I found these go together much easier using tape instead of glue. Emily could put […]

Frugal Family Fun — Super Bowl Edition

Mark is originally from Pittsburgh, so we have been busy preparing for the Super Bowl at the Deneen household!  We created these cute puffed rice cereal treats: Made this awesome sun-catcher with construction paper, tissue paper, and some tape: And whipped up a batch of some frugal snacks including: air-popped popcorn, homemade pizza, and loaded […]

8 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

You may be surprised to learn that eating healthy foods can be good for your waistline and your budget! Here are some of our favorite tips for eating healthy without spending a lot of money: Drink Water — Kick the soda habit. Not only is soda loaded with sugar and calories, it is also not […]

Frugal Way to Occupy Kids During Football

Trying to watch the football game on TV and looking for a frugal way to keep the kids entertained?  I thought this would be a fun topic, since the Super Bowl is coming up! Thanks to ThriftyCraftMama for posting about this fabulous frugal activity that will keep kids occupied all through the game.  (Worked well […]

This Week Find Deals on Craft Supplies

Photo by Lauren Weinhold We frequently make crafts from recycled items, but we also keep a well-stocked selection of paints, felt, markers, crayons, and glue on-hand. Here are some ways to help build up your craft closet by taking advantage of some upcoming sales and online deals. Click here for printable coupons for A.C. Moore […]

This Weekend — Save Money on Movies

Here are some easy ways to save a few bucks on movies this weekend: Save at AMC Theatres — Click here for a printable coupon good for free popcorn at AMC with the purchase of any fountain drink.  Offer good until 1/15/09.  RedBox — If you haven’t tried RedBox yet, why not give it a […]

Barnes & Noble Coupon

If you already have a Barnes & Noble membership, you can get even more savings by clicking here for a printable coupon good for an additional 15% off one item.  To use this deal online, enter code R4E7X9F at checkout for 15% off the highest priced item in your online cart.  Offers good until January […]